KLANG: A LORRY driver allegedly claiming to be a "bomoh" claimed trial at a Sessions Court here for two counts of raping a minor who had sought his help.
Azizan Mahadi, 47, from Kampung Jawa, pleaded not guilty before judge Nor Sharidah Awang here yesterday.
He was charged under Section 376(f) of the Penal Code for having sexual intercourse with the 17-year-old.
He was alleged to have obtained her consent by gaining her trust after deceiving her into believing he was a "bomoh". The victim was said to have come to him for treatment.
The offence was allegedly committed in a rented room at No. 48, Jalan Melikai, Taman Kapar at about 3pm in February.
Azizan also faced another count of raping the girl at the same place and time in March. He was arrested on April 18.
If convicted, he faces a minimum eight years imprisonment and a maximum of 30 years and whipping.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Aimi Syazwani Sarmin offered a RM20,000 bail.
The accused, who was unrepresented, pleaded to the court for a lower bail.
Nor Sharidah set bail at RM12,000 in one surety and fixed June 14 for mention.
-The Star/Asia News Network